PHOTOS: Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy’s Mullet

Head coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys prepares his team to take on the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

If there’s one thing that stands out about Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy beside his tough-nosed demeanor, it’s definitely his hair.

Gundy, in his 13th season as the Cowboys’ head coach, decided to bring the hairdo Bill Ray Cyrus made famous to the sideline. So far, he’s definitely made a statement.

For the better part of a year, Gundy has rocked the “all business in the front and a party in the rear” mullet atop his head. He said at Big 12 media day in July that the ‘do has been worth “millions” the Oklahoma State program because of the national attention it’s earned.

“I’m going to say that the dollar figure is somewhere in the millions for the amount of time that we’ve had on the air for that,” Gundy said to ESPN.


OSU Head Coach Mike Gundy Says Hair Worth 'Millions' | ESPNAt his news conference during Big 12 media day, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy explains the attention his mullet has garnered and why it has raised marketing value this offseason. Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: ow.ly/1YWF30aFCi3 Subscribe NOW to ESPN on YouTube: ow.ly/xjsF309WWdG Get more ESPN on YouTube: First Take: ow.ly/n47n30aLirR SC6 with Michael…2017-07-19T12:57:47.000Z

While it’s certainly a unique look, it’s not exactly a new thing for Gundy, who sported a mullet when he was the quarterback for the Cowboys during 1980s and served as an assistant coach in the ’90s.


Mike Gundy highlightsHighlights from the college career of current Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy when he played quarterback for the Cowboys in the late 1980's. Mike Gundy was the quarterback during one of Oklahoma State's most successful periods in football. Gundy, along with Barry Sanders and Hart Lee Dykes, led one of college football's most…2010-06-01T14:42:08.000Z

Mike Gundy 1990 InterviewFormer Oklahoma State quarterback Mike Gundy took his first step into the coaching world when he became Wide Receivers coach at OSU in 1990 under head coach Pat Jones. Gundy would go on to become offensive coordinator and, in 2005, was named the head football coach at his alma mater.2011-07-05T18:13:08.000Z

Gundy said bringing it back was the idea of one of his coach’s sons as a joke. But then, it started to take a life of its own prior to the 2016 season. It was even the early-season talk of some of the Big 12’s coaches.

Before the mullet, Gundy may have been best known for his infamous press 2007 press conference where he went after media members for criticizing his players.

“Come after me, I’m a man. I’m 40!” Gundy shouted at the reporters in the room.


Oklahoma State Football Coach Mike Gundy UpsetCoach Gundy is upset after the win over Texas Tech. The only comments after the game are about what was in a newspaper about one of his quaterbacks.2007-09-23T15:22:01.000Z

In 2001, Gundy made a return to OSU to serve as the offensive coordinator under Les Miles. After Miles left for LSU, Gundy was immediately named as the successor. Since he’s been the coach, the Cowboys have gone to 11-straight bowl games, including the BCS Fiesta Bowl in 2011. In his 12 seasons as coach, Oklahoma State has gone 105-50.

Cutting to the chase, here are some of the best images and videos of Gundy’s staple mullet:



OSU's Mike Gundy Talks Rant, Mullet And Snake Hunting | First Take | ESPNOSU head coach Mike Gundy joins First Take to talk about his rant, mullet and snake hunting. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: es.pn/YouTubeTV Get more ESPN on YouTube: ► First Take: es.pn/FirstTakeonYouTube ► SC6 with Michael & Jemele: es.pn/SC6onYouTube ► SportsCenter with SVP: es/pn/SVPonYouTube ESPN on Social…2017-07-21T15:02:10.000Z




Mike Gundy before a game in 2016.



GettyMike Gundy before a game against TCU in 2016.



OSU Football: Mike Gundy and rattlesnakesThe OSU head coach talks about his trip to Okeene to hunt rattlesnakes.2017-03-22T22:45:54.000Z


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